Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you want to improve the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of people in low and middle-income settings or of those who have been affected by conflict and displacement? Then this degree may be for you. It focuses on the current challenges and policy debates in global responses in meeting the mental health and psychosocial needs of populations affected by poverty, instability, displacement and conflict. We examine the political, historical, social, cultural and economic foundations that underlie contemporary conflicts and explore concepts of vulnerability and resilience of individuals and households and their interaction with service providers in conflict and post-conflict settings. It will also be possible for you to undertake modules that focus on strategies for rebuilding the health system in fragile and post-conflict states and a targeted module focused on refugee integration into host societies. The MSc will help you to consolidate and extend learning in the area of how to incorporate MHPSS strategies and consideration into other health and humanitarian provision and will equip you to work effectively at senior level to promote mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of people in high, low and middle income settings through effective and responsive programming.


Students study core modules totalling 90 credits. This includes foundational study of global heath and development, through such subjects as Global Health and Social Policy, Global Health Research, Health Systems, Services and Communities, followed by more focused study on Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing. You will also choose one or two other 15-credit elective modules available within the Institute, other QMU courses or other universities. For the MSc award, the culmination of your study will be the completion of a dissertation involving desk study or fieldwork on an approved topic related to mental health and psychosocial support (60 credits). The modules listed are correct at time of posting (Dec 2020) but are subject to change. In the event that modules change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact on students.

Assessment method

Teaching is comprised of a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. Assessment is continuous and incorporates assignments, action plans, projects and presentations. For your dissertation projects, you can chose to do a desk study involving a literature review or conduct primary data collection in collaboration with national or international organisations working in health and development.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities, health or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be considered if they have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience. International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score less than 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7200 Whole course
EU £17000 Whole course
England £7200 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7200 Whole course
Scotland £7200 Whole course
Wales £7200 Whole course
Channel Islands £7200 Whole course
International £17000 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS